October 3, 2017
From left to right: Shawnee Mission Northwest volleyball players Reanne DeBose (15), Taylor McCarthy (6), Ava Graves (4), Grace Roeder (3, back), Hannah Black (9) and Sabrina Creason (8) celebrate a kill by DeBose which clinched their win over Blue Valley North in the semifinals of the Janice Van Gorp Tournament on Saturday. The Cougars went on to defeat De Soto in the championship match.
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After making a trip to the state tournament last year, the Shawnee Mission Northwest volleyball team has been highly-motivated all season long to prove that it wasn't a fluke. The Cougars (22-10, ranked No. 10 in 6A) made a statement on Saturday by winning the inaugural Janice Ninemire Van Gorp Volleyball Tournament, which was highlighted by victories over Blue Valley North (No. 1 in 6A) in the semifinals and De Soto (No. 3 in 5A) in the championship match.